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live. with me. a very warm welcome to you today germany has been working hand in glove with the u.s. spy agency whose sweeping global surveillance was revealed to the world. according to news magazine both germany's foreign domestic intelligence have been using n.s.a. spy programs. that washington explain its snooping activities in europe as. reports. german chancellor angela merkel had to rigidly said that she only found out of the extent of the united states's spying programs through the media and it now comes out thanks to n.s.a. internal documents that have been reported by dish big news magazine that well they
were far more involved than she let on that indeed in fact they quote in the dish people article the internal memos that say that there was a willingness to take risks and pursue new opportunities for cooperation with the u.s. that was shown by the german authorities they also were talking about the head of the b n d germany's foreign security service that he showed an eagerness under desire to cooperate turns out that germany actually operated one of the main parts of the the expansive spying program that's called x. keyscore program that basically anybody who they were looking into they could find out exactly what was being searched online by that particular person and it's estimated around five hundred million. connections were being monitored every month by the spying program here in germany alone so it was quite an extensive program
this news comes out is quite an embarrassing time for german chancellor angela merkel there's an election coming up in september the involvement of germany in the n.s.a. spying program is being used extensively by the opposition and what this essentially means is that what mrs merkel was saying before she either. well she didn't know what her own security services were doing or that perhaps she has misled the german people in what she said by saying that well germany wasn't involved so it's come out of quite an embarrassing time for her with the election coming up it set certainly to be a major issue in the buildup to that vote that takes place on the twenty second of september but germany it seems far more involved in the n.s.a. spying program than perhaps they were let on before. aarti course want to put all of it right there now i'm going to merkel says america needs time for examination before it offers its explanation for spying in and on europe that's being seen there was an attempt to calm the initial outrage triggered by reports e.u.
citizens were being monitored let's record some quotes around r.t. to see how far back this goes. ok so bugging is not what friends do that's according to anglo merkel slamming u.s. actions or so called a cold war tactics one german m.e.p. even compared this to the infamous secret police of east germany and the justice minister said the reports are just too alarming to be ignored or former m i five agent or any rational and she says the inconsistency between germany's official and the surveillance stance and its own operations will only trigger more questions and an awful lot more anger we have a situation in germany where because of their historic experiences with ixtapa in world war two in the stars in east germany they put in place a very strong cast iron constitution to protect people from invasion that they're pretty even being spied on and this is what the germans have for decades taken for granted they have certain legal protections and we've seen this time and again when
other european like a lot of try to be imposed on germany where you know things like her facial recognition data or google face at facebook have been banned in germany and yet the b.m.d. and the the two intelligence agencies in germany have been doing this sort of spine so i think the hypocrisy is quite astounding and will create a great deal of anger and questions rightly to how much the german government you know about what was going on. or illegal phone tapping also led to the recent resignation of luxembourg prime minister reanalyze that on the web site right now of course r.t. dot com. the n.s.a. surveillance using private fiber optic cables which serve around ninety nine percent of the world's internet and phone traffic we've got the details the analysis and the reaction that are to dot com. right to see. first rate. and i think you're.
on a reporter's. instagram. thank you for joining us here on out. now more than a decade after u.s. led forces invaded iraq there is a legacy of horrific birth defects scientists blame the weapons used by the u.s. military in fallujah the number of fact it is fourteen times higher than any hope of a cause us one atomic bomb was dropped at the end of the second world war but as aussies and i found out there are many other iraqi cities that are suffering just as badly . not just one hundred sixty kilometers south of baghdad the sacred shiite city is known for its holy shrines and is surrounded by one of the
largest cemeteries in the world some of the heaviest fighting of the iraq war took place amid these graves its legacy still haunts the residents it was born with severe birth defects he's only eight months old but the doctors don't expect him to live past his first birthday. i felt dizzy when i heard the news i ran out of the doctor's office and into a taxi. but for his mother layla there's no escaping the reality. her son has a nervous system disorder and his muscles are slowly wasting away. it's a recurring nightmare for leila and her husband three of their children were also born with congenital deformity as none of them survived and while they don't have proof they believe the radioactive ammunition used by american forces during the war is to blame the rule isn't over yet if the americans are goon if
suffering from the consequences. spiralling numbers of birth defects and high miscarriage rates have also been recorded in. american and british forces used heavy munitions at the start of the war but our visit to knowledge off revealed that the phenomenon may be far more widespread in iraq than previously known dr sundin's and as one of the few scientists who's been documenting cancer and birth defects here and she says in the midst of a growing health catastrophe. after the iraq war rates of cancer leukemia and birth defects rose dramatically the areas affected by fighting so the biggest increases we believe it's because of weapons like depleted uranium and hospitals here cancer is more common than the. depleted uranium or d. you cuts through armor like a hot knife through butter more than four hundred tons of it is estimated to have been used in the two iraq wars the vast majority by u.s. forces the pentagon did not respond to our request for comment but the military
generally denies any link between exposure and cancer or birth defects it also says do you weapons are only used to penetrate enemy tanks but a new report funded by the norwegian government found the deal was used against civilian targets in populated areas including not jobs in two thousand and three it notes a lack of transparency by coalition forces over the use of depleted uranium but describes one incident in najaf where a bradley armored fighting vehicle for three hundred five d.-u. rounds in a single engagement. the heavy fighting may be over but in nearly every street we visited in this neighborhood multiple cases of cancer and children with deformities no one knows what's making people here sick the families want answers and they want to help us of is old enough for school but has to be cared for as if he's a toddler he can't walk he can't speak he can't even go to the bathroom on his own use of brother is healthy but the family has buried two other children one severely
deformed the other with a hole in her spine like many of the couples in this city they're simply too afraid to have another baby and they're left feeling totally abandoned no one cares about what's happening to the other families in this area even our own government doesn't do anything to help what can we do because our fate is a fate that many and not just suffer in silence. countless iraq is lost their lives in the decades since the u.s. led invasion all across the country their memories are honored in cemeteries like this one the dead may be the most visible reminder of the human cost of the war but it's the living victims of that war's toxic legacy who are still paying the price with the captain of our team not just iraq. doctors also fear that depleted uranium weapons of course the spread of disease is not previously seen in iraq and iraqi government statistics show that cancer rates have also been steadily rising ever
since the first gulf war and nine hundred ninety one but lisa kaplan also told my colleague not trusted that it's still rather difficult to gauge the full extent of these problems. we've heard about the depleted uranium the birth defect story coming out of fallujah for example because there's been several t.v. pieces and print reports talking about and showing in fact we hear in r.t.f. showed the birth defects in the city of fallujah when we were completely stunned by is the fact that this is happening in many more cities that have been previously reported including knowledge of where we visited when we showed our filming her and i on the ground in the city literally every single residential street that we visited in several neighborhoods we found multiple cases of families who had children who were ill families who had lost children had to burry children families who had many relatives who were suffering from cancer and while these people can't necessarily prove that it was depleted uranium or are the causes of these diseases
this is something that they say has risen dramatically in the years since the invasion how widespread is it i mean how far across the country the problem is that nobody knows exactly and that's because there haven't been large scale studies done we haven't seen big teams of international doctors for example going in and sort of looking at different cities comparing the number of birth defect cases between the different cities there really simply are no reliable statistics for birth defects in iraq and so nobody can really say exactly how big this problem is and the big problem with with the iraqi government as well one of the surprising things that we found in speaking to the doctors on the ground is they say that they reportedly have been discarded discouraged by the government from talking out openly about this to the press in fact the biologist that we had spoken to who was researching the issue in the city had to give us the interview in the privacy of her home on the roof there instead of in her laboratory she said that there is an active sort
of push by the government perhaps not to embarrass the coalition forces not to really talk about this issue which we were really quite surprised by we tried to visit the hospital in najaf that was dealing with. some of the victims some of the deformed birth defect children they didn't let us come in they didn't let us film in fact they didn't even let us do interviews with the governor with the families or the doctors working there at all the iraqi officials certainly have not put in the resources that they could be we spoke to families knowledge of who said they've gone to local officials you know they've asked for help they have over a centrally told to sit by you know it's a really sad story and we spoke to dr chris opposed he's researched the effects of depleted uranium extensively he told us what he learned after visiting for lucia to see how the civilians there are being affected. we went to we found the levels of concern about formation and cancer and we looked at the parents of the children with congenital malformation and we did analysis of their head to see what was
inside their head that might be geno toxic might be the sort of thing that could cause congenital malformation and the only thing that we found was you raney and we found your brain even the hair of the mothers of the children that congenital malformation is now that we know that you are a new ms you know toxic that it causes these these levels of genetic damage and it and because of that it also causes cancer so you can work slowly back from that towards your brain you know the only source of uranium was the use by the american forces the american led forces of uranium weapons not only depleted uranium weapons but as we later found slightly enriched uranium weapons which we believe they were using in order to cover their tracks so i think we have more or less prove that these facts. are as a result of the use during the two wars of uranium and the particles that the uranium weapons produced. are still ahead for you here on r.t. backtracking on syria we look at how britain's leader has changed its rhetoric on
the conflict there's too much extremism now among the opposition. also ahead for you here on the program from a golden sands resort to the depths of poverty and we travel to his residents say they've been forgotten and left to rot by the british government all in a time of austerity that and the rest of the world's top headlines in just. the. your language. news programs and documentaries in spanish matters to you breaking news
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sinai peninsula that snake egypt's border with israel and gaza dozens injured in clashes between islamist supporters and opponents of the ousted president morsi that's in the town of suez meanwhile despite political divisions egypt has started to amend this constitution which is needed before elections next year but islamists have rejected the capital with their supporters bowing to continue mass protests sophie shevardnadze had a chance to speak to the son of the deposed president morsi to find out exactly what went wrong when his father was in power and what chances egypt now has for a long lasting peace. lost his rule democratic. crissy you have both the ruling regime and an opposition but the case of forces taking on. political stance is something unprecedented and this is sort of a sure sign of the military takeover with all due respect there is no doubt morsi
has a lot of supporters but in a very short period of time an overwhelming majority turns against him it's not about the military it's the people in a democracy so much political differences and confrontations are normally settle it through elections rather than tanks is there any true democracy where an army commander discounts the will of the people and illegally deposes the president was the coup is actually a crime committed by the egyptian military. and you can watch over full interview with the son of the deposed egyptian leader that is our next hour here on out. and on the program of britain's prime minister is changing his tune on syria david cameron said he still fully supports the opposition but now admits there's too much extremism going on among the rebels that's quite a change from november two thousand and eleven about half a year after the syrian conflict erupted about then he called for more engagement
with the rebels the following year he called for more international aid to put the syrian government under pressure now fast forward one year he was still vehemently anti assad but not so sure that arms shipments were perhaps the way forward in fact syria's top rebel commander has already accused the british prime minister of betrayal after abandoning his plans to arm the fighters and the government was strongly considering it lobbying the e.u. to hurry up and end an arms embargo and this brings us to the present the syrian government advancing on rebel militias the official opposition failing to unite and cameron describing the situation as a stalemate and political analyst party explain what could be behind the u.k. leaders are suddenly shifting position. i told him he will have difficulty getting. approval because there is quite a lot of i need to eat after iraq with this coalition partners the liberal
democrats are on remarks or on supporting we have been very public opinion is not supported brock is being realised in the west that no matter how much there are sure instance from western governments that. only the good guys will get help in terms of arms supplies but that's not the case on the ground and saudi arabia is where you are worried about the rise of slamming fundamentalism in syria because jordan and some of their white cloaks the minute the united states and britain indirectly by a key are helping the syrian rebels that has not stopped. i let's get into it now the world update starting with an earthquake in china confirmed now fifty three people dead quake was a five point nine magnitude in the western part of the country three hundred and
thirty seven injured the local media though fearing that number will rise the search for survivors well under way though several villages are already cut off of the quake was considered shallow striking about twenty kilometers below the surface and we had a c.c.t.v. footage that it showed tremors shaking a street and residents described a window shattering in the light swaying though i suppose the one bit of good news is the gansu province is one of the least populated in the entire country. that's a box rain worth three hundred people have been injured during the regime's crackdown on protests over the past three days of violence took place in several villages across the country and the growing unrest in the room just a few days ago the opposition leader to continue protests in the face of the government's policies he said that recent reports about an attack on a shia mosque had been fabricated to tarnish the protesters and the oil rich state has been struggling to quell unrest since twenty eleven the protest movement has
been put off by the imprisonment of hundreds of its members on the deaths of more than eight. to iraq where a side bomb has attacked an army convoy in the city of mosul killing at least twenty five and most of the casualties were soldiers but there were also some civilians civilians among them i mean while security forces say they foiled an armed attack on the abu ghraib prison and that tied to prison right near the capital baghdad. and the e.u. foreign ministers meet later to decide whether to blacklist hezbollah as a terrorist group a briton accused of being behind last year's attack on a bus carrying israelis in bulgaria up to now brussels has resisted pressure from washington and israel to put the shia muslim groups military wing on the terrorism list and many are concerned about stoking tension in lebanon because this ball is an official part of the government but today's meeting of e.u. states is being held partly because hezbollah has become involved in the syrian conflict with militants fighting on the side of president assad. partridge in
the sports live finale though once a much loved holiday resort just a short drive from london is now one of europe's most deprived areas it's home to junkies dealers and generations of families with no hope of employment. golden sands beach front property and just a stone's throw from london wish you were here we have been really completely forgotten a lot of people may not be in jail because that's the last place to go belly there's no work for anybody and i think this is going to continue for the next at least twenty years what could fix the problems of today with money has been ranked at the bottom of the government's poverty index for england and wales for three years running it's a national embarrassment and. doing something about it we're trying to get in the technologies. of the country where you think in the end i don't think it's
a third party policy in the whole of you it. was once a proud holiday location for london's burgeoning middle class says the time was thought up as a holiday resort for city dwellers back in the one nine hundred twenty s. these are all meant to be summer houses but because rents were so cheap people started living here all year round it's in a flood risk zone which resulted in the government never investing any money into the area some parts of the town lacked tarmac roads street lighting or even pavements some of the locals say the cheap rent and precarious location has attracted vulnerable families and social problems for free we got drunk you see which we really don't want. it junkie up surprise something because not throat and then it all gets blown out. forty percent of j. weeks residents are either disabled or have a health condition that makes it impossible to work which might be just as well seeing as there are no jobs going in the town the last few shops that were hit have
been boarded up unemployment is rife in the town in fact sixty two percent of the people that live heads append on welfare payments there isn't the word you say so if they've been used to just get enough of a moaning and sitting around so they're doing according to one local counsellor it's. westminster's idleness that's brought on j. wicks to my knees whatever problems we've got down there i think it's politically all of them to blame for whatever it's something that's they've let happen it's a dumping ground we've been the most the point they are now for three years not one penny of we've got to come in and help with the government counting pennies in austerity britain many here say that finale the chances of the town's redevelopment washing away with the time eight polyploid r t j which sounds essex and
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download to shore up location so. stream quality and enjoy your favorite. if you're away from your television well it just doesn't matter now with your mobile device you can watch your t.v. anytime anywhere. hello welcome to the arty sports show hall for an hour of the latest sporting action from russia and across the globe with me kate partridge and here are the top stories. italian supersport right under i answered that di is off to a crash on the first lap of the world superbike round in moscow.
while setting the standard the wall student games closes with a lavish ceremony and record medal haul for the host we assess the sporting legacy focus on russia. and sandstorm brazil thrash favorites italy two nil to make come the breached champions at the t.v. event here in moscow. but first major sports after italian super sport rider and i answered that he died in a horrific crash during the world superbike round here in moscow. reports. the second level moscow stage of the superbike world series started brightly but finished tragically wet weather contributed to an incident back first race where several riders crashed out on the slippery track including twenty eleven champion carlos checa briton storm sykes then suffered his second technical problem of the weekend as his motorcycle stopped and burst into flames during the fourth lap then
midway through the race it began to rain have really and the teams used it stops to change tires charles there is was leading for the most of the way but he's doing me more kamil andre closed the gap late on to win his second race at the moscow track actually was. raised today i had it was started by the tens i was pulling away head and i'm really worried i'm one of the guy and he was very consistent so a second for me was no king good for free that is late add but unfortunately it was the race in the second tier supersport get agree that it was to hit the headlines for the worst of reasons it started in a tarantula downpour but all eyes turn to tell an underground o'malley his father was among the crowd as the twenty five year old lost control of his psyche and was heated by his compared to what answers are ninety between turns fourteen and fifteen over the first lap the race was stopped with a red flag and the writing.